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A Heymishe Passover Brunch

img_0590From Sonya Levine ’17:

Tired of eight days of monotonous Passover food?

Help cook a FREE, vegetarian, kosher for Pesakh brunch from 11:00 am
onward, no prior cooking experience needed. We will also be cooking
one VEGAN recipe! When we’ve finished preparing a plethora of exciting
recipes, we’ll eat!

We’ll also read some humorous stories about Passover by Sholom
Aleichem, author of the “Tevye the Dairyman” short stories that were
the inspiration for “Fiddler on the Roof”, and listen to wonderful
Passover-related music!

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Jewish Community, The Bayit, and the Yiddish
Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for
Jewish Culture.

Date: Saturday, April 19 (tomorrow)
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Community Passover Seder

tumblr_lo5iz0V5z91qzv9o5o1_500There will be a semi-traditional chill potluck Seder tomorrow night, April 15, in the Bayit lounge. All are welcome to attend! It would be great if you could bring something (kosher for Passover), so there will be enough for everyone. If you plan on coming, please email sblumenstock (at) wesleyan (dot) edu .

Date: Tuesday, April 15
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: The Bayit

Lotsa Matzah Brei

Give Bubbe a kiss. There you go.

Bubbe - Latkes

You poor thing, you’re starved. All skin and bones. College isn’t feeding you enough. C’mon, eat a little more. Here, I got some still in the oven— you like that matzah brei? I know you do. Plenty more where that came from.

Still have room for more? Rebecca Koppel ’14 wants you to have a proper Passover, just like at Bubbe’s:

Come to the Bayit this Saturday from 11-2 to help make (or just help eat) lotsa matzah brei. If you’ve never been to a Jewish event at Wesleyan before, this is a great time to start! If you’ve been to more Jewish events at Wesleyan than you can count, this is a great time to continue! If you don’t know what matzah brei is, come and try it! Come whenever you can and stay for 5 minutes or for all 3 hours!

If the front door isn’t open, come around to the back and knock on the kitchen door.

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Place: The Bayit
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Cost: As free as the Jews after they crossed the Red Sea!

A Very Wesleyan Passover

It’s that blessed time of year where we at Wesleyan are given yet another chance to discuss themes of oppression, drink copious amounts of wine, and participate in vegan potlucks. It’s Passover: the festival that commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery.

Central to this lovely breadless festival is the seder, a ritual meal which reenacts and retells the story of said liberation. Growing up I attended the quintessential “liberal Jewish intellectual hippy Seder,” complete with articles about the oppression of migrant workers and “safe spaces” to talk about my own oppression. I also once participated in the two-minute seder, acted out the ten plagues, and told the Passover story in tweet form. I thought I had seen it all when it came to the weird things liberal people do at Seders, and then I came to Wes.

Those ever “quirky’ Wesleyan students (#thisiswhy) certainly make Passover their own. This year Jews and Non Jews a like gathered for official and unofficial Seders complete with solo cups, inclusive language, original songs, costumes, and of course extensive discussion of oppression. Here’s a round-up of a few of these fine ritual meals:

I had the privelege of attending a  meaty but joyful seder led by WesJewCelebs Sydney Hausman-Cohen ’13, Ryan Katz ’13, Sarah Cassel ’13, Zach Steinman ’13, and Daphna Spivack ’13.

The Seder was open to all and guests came from all class years, with some Seder virgins.

Passover Seder at Wesleyan

Why is this Wesleying post different from all other Wesleying posts? Rabbi David Teva explains:

The Seder is a community celebration that celebrates the Jewish People’s liberation from Egypt. Join us for singing, great discussions and a whole lot of fun. Please RSVP ASAP.

The cost is: $16.95 in points/Middletown Cash or 1 meal and $6.95 in points/Middletown Cash

To RSVP, email Britt Duncan ’15 (bduncan@wes) The email must include: your name, WES ID #, and whether you’re paying with points or with cash.

Date: March 25, 2013
Time: 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $16.95 Points/Middletown Cash or 1 meal and $6.95 Points/Middletown Cash


From Susanna Banks ’13:

Like candy? Like condoms? How excited would you be if they both magically appeared in your WesBox?

In honor of the upcoming holidays, Passover and Easter, send a candy-condom-gram to any student on campus for just $1. They can be purchased from any ASHA member or at Usdan lunch and dinner any day this week. Deliveries will be made Friday April 2nd.

Candy-Condom-grams are being sold by ASHA (Aids and Sexual Health Awareness) to benefit Middletown’s Oasis Center, a support center for people in the area living with HIV and AIDS.

Date: March 22 – March 26
Time: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: $1

Express Yourself in the New Wesleyan Passover Hagaddah

From Emily Hoffman ’10:

This semester, the Contemporary Radical Jewish Thought student forum has taken on the project of re-imagining and re-configuring the annual Wesleyan Passover Seder into something we feel is more reflective of the things we have learned and experienced at Wesleyan.

Part of this project involves collecting students’ thoughts on the phrase “Next Year in Jerusalem,” which is traditionally said at the end of the Seder. We want to know what this phrase means to you, particularly in the context of the conflict in Israel/Palestine. Whether it’s a sentence or a page or even a picture, we would love to see your ideas and include them in our new Hagaddah.

Please send your thoughts to Ari Fishman ’13 at arfishman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu any time before break ends.


Passover Seder in…Beckham Hall

Can’t make it home for Passover? Or don’t want to be stuck reading the Four Questions yet again? Get your seder on in Beckham Hall:

You are cordially invited to join us for:

Wesleyan’s Passover Seder


Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 6 PM in Beckham Hall
Please RSVP by emailing esavage (at) wes
(Name, WesID #, or a check made out to “Bon Appetit”)
Cost: 16.95 in points or Middletown Cash per person or 1 meal and $6.95 in points/Middletown Cash
For more information about Passover at Wesleyan, go to: www.wesleyan.edu/chaplains/jewish/passover.html

Copious amounts of Manischewitz wine and questions about if you’ve met a nice Jewish boy yet probably not included.